Public Works Ongoing Projects

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Last updated April 20, 2018


Speed Limit Reductions
Due to the passage of Ordinance 18-0519 at the March 13 Regular Council meeting, the speed limits on several streets have been reduced from 35 miles per hour (mph) to 25 mph.  Be advised that crews have already installed several of the new speed limit signs, which are enforceable immediately.  Please see the linked ordinance for more information.

Shoulder Work on 32nd St E & 86th Ave E
Pierce County Public Works crews will be performing some shoulder and drainage improvements along the northeast corner of this intersection STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.  Expect traffic delays in this area while work is underway.

Meridian and 36th Utility Work
Level 3 Communications has nearly completed their fiber optic system upgrades along Meridian between Emerald Street East and 36th Street East, and along 36th Street East west of Meridian. In the coming weeks, expect intermittent lane closures for permanent asphalt patch work for those travelling east and north.

24th Street East Work
Be advised that construction has started on the Northwood Elementary School Replacement and anticipate occasional construction related traffic impacts.  There will be several concrete trucks entering and exiting the site throughout the day on April 30th and May 1st, with first arrivals by 7am.

Also, permanent patching for the Nicklaus Subdivision's sewer main extension has been delayed due to weather conditions. Please be advised of rough road conditions and ongoing temporary patch work in the westbound lanes between Northwood Elementary and 94th Avenue East until further notice.

207 Meridian / North Edgewood Apartments
Site development and utility work is underway for this project, located north of Emerald Street between Meridian and Jovita. Expect construction traffic access to and from Meridian to cause temporary impacts to northbound traffic weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

Dechaux Road Traffic Revision
Access to Dechaux Road from Meridian Avenue East (bottom of the hill) is no longer permitted. A map with recommended detours to the Dechaux Road neighborhood is available here.